|Storm Aileen hit the north west last on Tuesday night and one of the Iron Men on Crosby beach appears to have taken a hit, the shifting sands seem to have moved the 3 metre column on which he stands, leaving the figure gazing skywards.|
|Water retaining hollows reflect the quick bursts of sunlight racing across the beach with a silver glow, a chain of sparkling jewels along the beach.|
Almost in the centre of the length of beach that contains the iron men; one is leaning backwards at an angle of around 60º from the perpendicular with no visible means of support. The three metre long iron tube that anchors them to the beach must have been slowly moved over time by the soft, shifting sands.
It makes for quite a surreal photograph, the way the figure is tilted back, gazing at the sky. The weather is kind to me whilst I am there taking photographs. The patches of sunlight that race across the beach, chasing the shadows of the clouds, reflect in the ripples on the water surrounding the figure, creating a glittering sparkle on this storm tossed day.
|This perspective puts a whole new slant on the world...|
|everything seems to be going downhill!|